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Old 08-09-2005, 10:29 AM   #226
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Is this Old School?

My new commuter.

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Old 08-09-2005, 12:55 PM   #227
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My new commuter.

Very cool! I had the identical machine in 1978 and ended up hitting the side of a car that was turning as I was passing it and a couple others at the same time. I got scratches on my left wrist and the foot rest punched a hole through the rocker panel. I rode it home after working out financial arrangements with the car owner. All I did to the bike was break off the top of one of the spark plugs and the gas petcock shut itself off from the bike laying on the ground.....
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Old 08-09-2005, 05:22 PM   #228
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I give up. Got to page 10 and couldn't take it anymore. Next trip to the States I may have to make a few side trips. Unbelievable. Might need to get some of the museum/collection locations from you.
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Old 08-09-2005, 06:36 PM   #229
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I give up. Got to page 10 and couldn't take it anymore. Next trip to the States I may have to make a few side trips. Unbelievable. Might need to get some of the museum/collection locations from you.
Pace yourself. No one can take that much Motorcycle pr0n in one sitting.
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Old 08-09-2005, 07:18 PM   #230
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Oh, I recently got my hands on a '72 CB500 four. Needs some work, pic to follow
AAAAAAHHHHHHH! POST THE PICS!! POST THE PICS!!!

That was my first bike in the summer of 1987. Mine was metalflake orange with black tank sides. One hairline scratch on the tank, otherwise cosmetically perfect. Oh, and a slight transmission issue...
H-D dealer north of Cincinnati said fourth gear was going. I said," okay, I'm just learning how to ride, I don't NEED fourth gear." Shows how much I knew about bikes back then. The mechanic followed me home and I noticed in the rearview mirrior that he was futzing around a every stoplight with the shifter.

Second gear was about toast, not fourth! Fuckers. Didn't have the license to ride it home, but had the lust. Second gear sacrificed itself in the name of fun that summer.

Still sounded better at full throttle than anything I've had since.
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Old 08-10-2005, 05:13 AM   #231
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They were grey poridge in their day, and I would look straight past them ....but now in reflection it looks so cute. Well done! There must be something wrong with me.
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Old 08-11-2005, 03:31 PM   #232
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Unbelievable. Where's this museum? Consider a little break-in, anybody with me?
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Old 08-11-2005, 04:31 PM   #233
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Old 08-12-2005, 08:03 AM   #234
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Actually, it's got a fair amount of rust (seat pan and cowl) dents and scratches and general fuzz growing on the aluminum. It used to be Greg McQuide's bike, whom I was in the YBs with. I managed to finally buy it from Mitch Boehm at Motorcyclist a few weeks ago. When Greg owned it back east, it sat outside and after Mitch bought it when Greg died, it sat in the Motorcyclist garage for 5 years.

It's had a tough life recently, so I'm going to make it into a nice Sunday rider. In the winter, it'll live in the atrium of our house so I can look at it while I'm having meals.

Good onya, KBasa- I miss McQuide... he was a nice addition to that mag and his death was a real tragedy.
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Old 08-15-2005, 10:50 AM   #235
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New here, here's my "adv" bike.

1972 F-11 Really have to get this one going again. Needs electrical work and a general fixing up but it looks nice. (I submitted this pic to bikez a while ago when there weren't any pictures of f-11's anywhere)


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Old 08-16-2005, 02:59 PM   #236
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Old 08-16-2005, 07:34 PM   #237
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I wanted a retro ride and finally got it.



2003 Stella with Pinasco 177 kit, 24G Dellorto, and SIP expansion chamber/pipe. About 170 miles on it so far--about 50 miles on the kit.





It's essentially an 80's Vespa PX150 with some suspension and brake upgrades. The engine work makes it one mean mo-fo in city streets and at 80mpg or so, it's a great commuter that gives you all the fun of an RZ or RD plus you can squeeze it into any parking nook you can find. It's much MUCH faster than I expected, and it also has that retro appeal and old-school low-tech engine that requires a real rider to get the most out of it. It's a brilliant design, though, with silky smooth shifting and a rugged chassis--one ride and you'll know why they are the defacto urban tool of choice for crowded streets, hooliganesque commuting, and cheap hotrodding.

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Old 08-16-2005, 07:49 PM   #238
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Old 08-17-2005, 08:33 AM   #239
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I wanted a retro ride and finally got it.



2003 Stella with Pinasco 177 kit, 24G Dellorto, and SIP expansion chamber/pipe. About 170 miles on it so far--about 50 miles on the kit.





It's essentially an 80's Vespa PX150 with some suspension and brake upgrades. The engine work makes it one mean mo-fo in city streets and at 80mpg or so, it's a great commuter that gives you all the fun of an RZ or RD plus you can squeeze it into any parking nook you can find. It's much MUCH faster than I expected, and it also has that retro appeal and old-school low-tech engine that requires a real rider to get the most out of it. It's a brilliant design, though, with silky smooth shifting and a rugged chassis--one ride and you'll know why they are the defacto urban tool of choice for crowded streets, hooliganesque commuting, and cheap hotrodding.

Good on you for getting your Stella! I have been reading your blog about your entry in the scooter world. My son got a Zuma a few months ago and he gets stopped at almost every gas station with the same two questions: "what's the mpg?" , "how fast does it go?" Especially these days.....
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Old 08-17-2005, 09:07 AM   #240
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Good on you for getting your Stella! I have been reading your blog about your entry in the scooter world. My son got a Zuma a few months ago and he gets stopped at almost every gas station with the same two questions: "what's the mpg?" , "how fast does it go?" Especially these days.....


We're up to $2.57 locally, and I'm practically mobbed at the gas station when I fill up either scooter.

I love the Zuma--it's always been on the short list of scooters I'd like to have. The 50's I've seen locally all seem pretty fast--noone's having any trouble keeping up with traffic. The more the merrier.
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